Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for Tucson Medical Professionals
Tucson, Arizona was ranked the 11th fittest city in the United States in Men’s Fitness magazine’s 2012 survey, “The Fittest and Fattest Cities in America.”
Tucson was given an overall well-being score of 65.7 from the 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index—a lower score than the average for large metro areas (66.7).
Gallup analyzed six sub-categories in creating the overall well-being score for 190 metropolitan areas surveyed. These focused on emotional health, physical health, work environment, healthy behavior, life evaluation, and basic access.
Among Tucson residents, the prevalence of diabetes increased from 10.3 percent in 2010 to 11 percent in 2012. However, the occurrence of obesity among residents dropped from 22.8 percent to 21.6 percent between 2010 and 2012. The occurrence of uninsured Tucson inhabitants increased from 11.1 percent in 2011 to 13.8 percent in 2012.
The frequency at which locals exercised for 30-minute increments at least three days a week increased between 2011 and 2012 from 54.4 percent to 56.7 percent, which was well above the average for large metro areas (52.8 percent).
However, the prevalence of Tucson residents who consumed the recommended five daily servings of fruits and vegetables at least four days a week dropped between 2011 and 2012 from 61.4 percent to 57.4 percent. The 2012 average rate of a balanced diet for large metro areas was 58.1 percent. Yet optimism that quality of life was improving and will continue to do so in Tucson steadily increased since 2010 from 42.6 percent to 49.3 percent.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) teaches skill sets to Tucson residents that will assist in administering life saving care to children. The course teaches individuals to develop abilities that are necessary for swiftly and accurately assessing a pediatric victim’s condition before taking action. Excellent team interaction and coordination are accentuated as an essential aspect for successfully resuscitating a child.
However, an individual must complete Basic Life Support (BLS) training before he or she can successfully conclude a PALS course. Available through this website, BLS tests are the building blocks on which Tucson residents can learn to respond to both children and adults in emergency circumstances.
Incorporating the 2010 edition handbook from the American Heart Association (AHA), BLS course instructors train students in both one and two person team resuscitations as part of the “Chain of Survival.” However, providers should revisit a BLS course when advances are made in the field of cardiac care, which will cause AHA to adjust its handbook and thus affect BLS methodology.
Cardiac arrests are currently responsible for the highest number of fatalities throughout the world. The tests offered on this website could very well help to save the lives of Tucson inhabitants.
BLS is incorporated into Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) coursework, which teaches responding to cardiac and neurological emergencies. By stepping in early on during cardiac dysrhythmias, you could increase a person’s probability of survival.
PALS, BLS and ACLS certified providers aid individuals to survive potentially fatal circumstances.
Tucson needs more certified ACLS providers!